From Pastor Aaron
Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain." The opening words of Psalm 127 have been etched upon my heart. When I think about building a new sanctuary and remodeling our existing Bldg. D the hurdles seem almost insurmountable.
Not only are buildings expensive, have you ever tried to redecorate a room with a spouse or a roommate? Arriving at a decision even two people are happy with is often difficult. We're looking at project in which we're not simply considering the desires of two people, we're considering the desires of over 500. On top of that there are fire code restrictions, water quality restrictions, and city code restrictions. And did I mention buildings are expensive?
Every time I look at this project, I see there is no humanly way for this thing to be completed. But that's exactly where the Lord wants us, isn't it? If we could build this in our strength, we'd be building a monument to ourselves. As Luther's old hymn states it:
If we in our own strength confide
our striving would be losing
There's a way to build a church building by your own strength and undermine the mission of the church. So, I'm encouraged by the difficulties I see in our path, because I know that if this project is completed it will be a testimony not to our strength but to the Lord's, a testimony not to our resources but to the Lord's provision, a monument not to our own pride but to the Lord's glory.
Lord, we desire to see our neighbors continue to come to know Jesus and want to provide the room for them to hear of you and join us in worship.
Lord, we desire to see men and women, boys and girls, continue to grow in their understanding of your word and are seeking the room to continue to enlarge our ministries of Bible Life, Bible Study, and AWANA.
Lord, we desire to worship you together as a family. Worshiping you with one voice, together as one people, in one service.
Lord, we thrust ourselves at your feet and readily acknowledge, "
Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain."
Brothers and sisters, I pray you'll join us at our members' meeting at 6pm on Sunday, July 21st, to see the latest schematic design and provide important suggestions and feedback.
Titus Women Nominations
The elders are receiving nominations for Titus Women through Sunday, July 14th. You can send nominations by email to me via
Purpose: Women's discipleship through teaching, counseling, mentoring, and developing future female teachers and leaders
- Ability to teach and counsel women from the Bible
- Strong grasp of doctrine
- Able to communicate well
- Humble and empathetic spirit
- Desire to mentor and develop future female teachers and leaders
- Time to meet weekly with women
- Passion for identifying and investing in future leaders